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of hollywood and beyond, new filmmakers are making some of the most interesting films in america today, films that have made hollywood stand up and watch. these filmmakers work against great od on shoestring budgets. if they succeeed, they can get a chance to make hollywood pictures, like quentin tarantino and "pulp fiction." but going hollywood has its price, one that some ofhese filmmakers won't pay. this program, narrated by frances mcdormand, we will look at some visions from "the edge." aaahh! (big band music playing) independent films are the most important there are in the usa. they're the lifeblood of the industry. they set the new standards and the trends, and they have the wildest ideas and most interesting stories. and they're usually the best of the pictures in the country. you're not mr. purple. some other guy is mr. purple. you're mr. pink. these independent directors have their own vision and they want to create a movie that reflects their vision. that's the most important thing. (julie dash) i think we're all a little bit crazy. i think all of us have been traumatized by somet
got arrested for selling 2 live crew albums. in america today, the flame of censorship is once again burning brightly. it was important to founders of rock the vote for young people to have a voice in this debate that was going on. it became immediately clear that voting had to be a part of how you could use your voice. and so rock the vote immediately began registering young people to vote because to even be able to participate in the process, you first have to register. ♪ hey [ scat singing ] poussaint: from the start, rock the vote was able to build momentum by enlisting celebrities and partnering with youth-oriented media such as mtv. ♪ truth is where you find it ♪ get up and vote celebrities are basically a tool to educate young people about rock the vote. you got the right to vote. speak your mind and vote. so that young people listen. poussaint: and it appears that in 1992, young people did listen. it was a presidential election year -- republican george bush sr. versus democrat bill clinton. after the ballots were counted, rock the vote claimed a victory of its own. we
chinese, that's why i did religion in america, so i can get out of grad school sooner. people who took the east asian religions are still searching out their phds as they struggle with this language. so forgive me but basic terminology that we see drawn out of the tradition of chi- material energy, li- the principle of spiritual energy and together the two combined to be the essence of everything that exists. so, inside me, inside the table, inside everything that's in this room, that's going on, that kind of balance here. mythic; two names it's a vast panorama of scholars, and princes, and kings, and dynasties as you may well know but the two key names that come up in the mythic dimension; in other words the great leaders, if we must have leaders. confucius of course; the great scholar, drawn from his name becomes confucianism and lao tzu the mysterious. some say he didn't even exist; we're not sure when he existed but the composite leader-- and we will have an expert thank goodness on here because i am certainly not one. dr glenn shive will be with us to help us sort through some que
's most beautiful lakes were gouged out of hard rock by glaciers, including north america's great lakes and the famous lochs of scotland. even the great expanses of rich agricultural soils that blanket china and the soviet union, canada and the united states owe their existence to glaciers. moving glacial ice pulverizes the underlying rock into silt-sized fragments. this silt was eventually transported and concentrated by the wind into the vast fertile soils of today. early scientists didn't really appreciate the important geological role of glaciers. even geologists were convinced that glaciers had never existed outside of their present locations over the last one million years. a breakthrough came in 1836 when swiss scientist louis agassiz reported evidence that the inhabitants of medieval villages in europe had moved their towns to keep pace with advancing glaciers. further study revealed that glaciers leave behind a distinctive deposit of sediment, like these boulders, as they melt back and retreat. geologically-recent examples of these sedimentary deposits, found hundreds of kilome
can make them see our point of view. some of america's most effective interest groups are local grassroots organizations dedicated to a single cause, and when the issue is resolved, they generally disappear. lacking financial resources and permanent organizations, these groups must depend on mobilizing people to write letters, make phone calls, lobby officials, and sometimes to demonstrate, all in pursuit of their cause. man: caltrans used to tell you that the freeways weren't unhealthy. well, now you see them putting the barrier walls and schools can't be located next to freeways anymore -- the health concerns. man: the fact of the matter is that by letting caltrans run amok over the last, you know, six decades or so, we ended up with twice as much of the l.a. county paved over as the average metropolitan area. [ bagpipes play ] poussaint: south pasadena, california, is a city of 23,000 people nestled in the vastness of los angeles county. woman: as far as south pasadena, we like to think of it as 10 minutes and 100 years from los angeles. poussaint: the city is renowned for it
with others- you must feel with others- far from where we live in america. we are all brothers, and we have to feel with each other, and we feel very much with these people who will know no peace. not one single day passes without trouble in these areas. and i think being a christian, i cannot side with an oppressor. >> let's get to the point. this behavior- in a good behavior, in good conduct, to keep in touch with others is our challenge all the time to build a new world, a new, nice village, to live together in peace and harmony and love for each others. we aren't satisfied on what happened all the time. i am 68 years old. i have not seen even one good day in my life. i'm struggling always day and night. searching for a good day. >> that was one of the most poignant interviews- >> i was just going to say, that was a tearjerker. >> oh, i- let me tell you about mr. fahoum. he was so polite and had us in and we had a whole lot of caffeine and a whole lot of sugar. but nevertheless, we had gone through an interview, and you know, it was rather perfunctory and we were getting some stuff down,
in the united states, the gobi desert in central asia. western south america has a similar situation. we have a chain of mountains down the west coast-- the andes-- which serve as a barrier forming this rain shadow. another factor that plays an indirect role in the formation of deserts is plate tectonics. the position of the continents in the polar regions or the equatorial regions or the subtropical regions, of course, is a function of plate tectonics. as an example, africa, 250 million years ago, in permian times, was much farther south, near the south pole. what we call the kalahari desert now was glaciated at that time. that wasn't long ago. that was only about 5% of geologic time. in the southwestern united states, too, there is evidence of a once widespread desert that existed 200 million years ago. fossil dunes are preserved in the upper wall of the grand canyon and in the sandstones of zion national park. the varied surfaces of the shifting sand dunes appear as crisscrossing sets of beds. their large size and coloration from the oxidation of iron show that they formed on dry land. sin
in america- the likelihood is this country will either be moved to anarchy or authoritarian rule. so the short answer to your question is, yes, i think that lawyers play an indispensable role with this model of legal practice toward the harmonizing and reconciling of diversity in this country, and the continued prosperity of the american experiment. >> grisham, right down the line. >> what we're seeing here is he's a lawyer, but i think what he's speaking about is a problem in terms of the ethical dimension and the social dimension that this particular country's facing, and that is diversity. you mentioned that that particular airline said, "i don't like diversity." well, unfortunately, folks, if you live in this particular country, you're going to see more and more diversity. and i think what harrison shepherd is saying is that all the professions have to begin to find ways of overcoming these differences. to put it in our religious terms and our ethical terms, we can no longer rely on separate or disparate definitions of proper patterns of action- we have to begin to see, in a broa
the information she was sent to find. ¿son cartas de rosario? sí. this information leads raquel to south america to buenos aires, capital of argentina. in the cosmopolitan melting pot of buenos aires... raquel makes a surprising discovery-- one that alters her investigation completely. ¿su hermano? sí. with new information in hand raquel sets off in a different direction... and another letter comes into her possession. it is this letter which takes raquel to another place as she continues her search... to the sun-drenched island of puerto rico, in the caribbean. in san juan, raquel meets a young woman who will play an important role in her investigation. ¿qué hace usted aquí? together they discover another piece of the past hidden away in a sailor's trunk. este era el baúl de mi padre. finally, the trail leads back to mexico. in the highlands outside mexico city raquel faces a crisis that threatens the life of a young man. she does not know if she will get back to see don fernando before it is too late. roberto... iroberto! captioning of this program is made possible by the annenberg/cpb p
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